The Botswana Defence Force (BDF) this week remembered service men killed more than three decades ago during the Lesoma Ambush at the hands of the Rhodesian Army insurgency during white minority rule.
The Commander of the BDF, Major General Gaolathe Galebotswe, and other BDF personnel were joined by the Minister of Defence, Justice and Security, Ramadeluka Seretse on Wednesday to remember the 15 service men.
February the 27th marks the day of tribute to preserve the memory of all BDF personnel who lost their lives while bravely protecting and defending the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Botswana and the lives of Batswana.
The BDF high command says the commemoration of the day is not just a colourful event but an honour and gratification for the disciplined force, bereaved families and the nation.
According to the BDF, the commemoration is about the soldiers “who have had their blood spilled on their own soil and their lives taken for the love they had for this noble land”.